The Cronos-2 appraisal well confirmed the lateral extension of the Cronos-1 discovery from 2022 offshore Cyprus, TotalEnergies said on Feb. 15.

The Cronos-2 well, in Eni-operated deepwater Block 6, encountered several carbonate reservoir intervals with a net reservoir thickness of 115 meters. Eni and TotalEnergies each own a 50% interest in the block.

The production test confirmed an excellent gas deliverability of the well, TotalEnergies said.

“The successful appraisal of the Cronos gas discovery confirms the presence of significant resources and production potential in Block 6,” Julien Pouget, senior vice president for Middle East & North Africa exploration and production at TotalEnergies, said in a press release. “Full evaluation of the discovered resources will now be carried out to determine the best development option to contribute to supply gas to Europe and to the region.”

In addition to the Cronos-1 discovery in more than 2,200 m water depth in 2022, other Block 6 discoveries include Zeus-1 in 2022 and Calypso-1 in 2018.